Tag: Fashion

The runway fashion shows had us psyched six months ago with what to wear this summer and it is finally time to ditch the jumpers and refresh our wardrobes. Although we usually think of new trends as, well, new, most of the current “it” looks are actually recycled from decades past. You may remember that the biggest trend of autumn 2015 was the ’70s, and while…

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There’s a pants party and you’re invited; the V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will be revealing all to the public from the 16th April. It will examine the practicalities of various underwear models from the 18th century to the present day and their sexual appeal in fashion, as well as highlighting the occasional controversy sparked in regards to body image, gender and…

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Fashion and art have always had a close relationship, and designers often look to paintings for creative inspiration. This season of exhibitions has had a particularly prominent focus on fashion, with the V&A hosting the first and largest ever retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s works in Europe. Using the Bridgeman archive as our guide, explore how fashion designers have borrowed from parallel art movements and art history for…

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You might think that heels are just glamorous (albeit impractical) fashion accessories for women, but they have much more cultural significance than you may realise. For centuries shoes have developed in their purpose, styles and transformative capacities, and with the latest advancements in footwear technology there’s no stopping their evolution.   Origins Mongolia / China: A Mongol horseman with a composite bow, c. 13th century /…

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The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in Berlin, Ute Krebs, shares her thoughts about the celebratory exhibition, alongside selected fashion pieces from…

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